FI7 Financial Officer 7


Department of Education and Early Childhood Learning

Financial Accountability & Reporting, Early Learning & Child Care

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 39323

Salary(s):   FI7 $78,395.00 – $105,062.00 per year

Closing Date:   June 26, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be established to fill similar regular and term positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Learning is seeking a knowledgeable and highly skilled leader to fill the position of Comptroller within the Early Learning and Child Care Division. The Department is dedicated to ensure the education system is structured and supported effectively to improve student outcomes and provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to achieve their potential. The Manitoba Government has a comprehensive benefit package which includes extended health care, health spending account, dental care, vision care, long term disability insurance, group life insurance, maternity/paternity leave, family related leave, and a defined pension plan (some pension plans allow for portability between the Civil Service Superannuation Board and employers). 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as required.
  • Ability to provide and maintain a satisfactory Criminal Record Check. 


  • Bachelor of Commerce, Business, Economics, or Accounting, combined with completion of a professional accounting designation (CGA, CMA, CPA) with significant work related experience. An equivalent combination of education, training and extensive experience may also be considered.
  • Experience developing and implementing financial management practices to assure the security and proper use of funds, through grant accountability, contract management, budgeting activity and comptrollership.
  • Supervisory experience including the ability to manage diverse staff members. 
  • Demonstrated analytical and evaluative skills, including experience with financial analysis and compliance. 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to manage concurrent projects with conflicting deadlines.
  • Effective verbal communication skills, including the ability to present technical financial information to non-financial individuals. 
  • Excellent written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate financial and non-financial information to all levels of the organization.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate individuals across the Division and its various branches and units.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with diverse stakeholders and staff across the department.


  • Thorough knowledge of relevant legislation, including the Community Child Care Standards Act and Regulations, The Social Services Administration Act, The Corporations Act and The Freedom of Information and Protection Privacy Act.
  • Knowledge of the General Manual of Administration, Financial Administration Manual, and Financial Administration Act, and familiarity with Treasury Board Secretariat Guidelines.

This position will establish a methodology for reviewing allocations to the child care facilities annually and funding cadences. The Comptroller will provide input to any proposed amendments to funding, reporting requirements and financial reporting template changes.  The Comptroller is expected to fulfill a major leadership role at both provincial and national sectoral levels to address ongoing system change and provide greater equity in support for regulated operators as well as Manitoba families. The incumbent will establish appropriate processes and controls to ensure that the proper delegated authority and approvals are in place prior to the release of funding. The Comptroller will provide a system-wide view of the financial health of the Division including information and reporting for both internal divisional finances and external parties. The position will be responsible for ensuring that complete, accurate, relevant and timely financial information is available to enable effective decision making across the Division.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 39323

Service Centre 2

Human Resource Services

360-1395 Ellice Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3G 3P2

Phone:  204-945-7182

Fax: 204-948-2841

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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